“I love you.” Simple, but oh so powerful. How often do you express your love and appreciation to your partner?
It doesn’t always have to be in words. It can be in the loving things you do - like putting on the coffee in the morning, calling during the day just to check in, or even a loving glance can make all the difference.
John Gottman, the nation’s top marriage expert, found that happy, stable, long-term relationships had one thing in common: there was a constant ratio of five positive behaviors for every one negative. We need to flood each other with positive, caring behaviors for our relationships to thrive.
What we focus on expands. If you focus on what you love in the relationship, you will experience your partner more positively.
So take some time this week to focus on the things you love about your partner and what’s right about the relationship. Make sure you let them know (and not just in words).
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